Seeing Clearly

Because of #digiwrimo, I am trying to post at least once a day in November. That has me thinking about my eyesight-again.

About a month ago, my ophthalmologist told me I have Fuchs Dystrophy, a deterioration of the cornea. It’s a genetic issue, and one that has me somewhat concerned.

The sight in my right eye has worsened over the past few years. I thought (as did my doctors) I needed cataract surgery. The first surgery with the wrong lens was a disaster, but the second seemed to help temporarily. But, gradually, the world started to blur again. (Since then, I’ve read that cataract surgery tends to bring on Fuchs symptoms.)

I’m using special eye drops and getting checked regularly. But here’s the thing.

When I’m on the computer for any length of time, my eye aches. The easy answer is “stay off the computer.” But that’s not so easy for me.

I write, I read, and I do most of my thinking on my laptop. I’m not blaming #digiwrimo for any increased computer use, but it is one more thing.

When I’m not online, my life includes hiking and attending plays at Arena Stage. I paint (sort of), and I’m having to cook more often, too:)

But I’m thinking I need to rest my eyes more than I have. Blink, blink.

At least I have an answer now as to why I haven’t been able to correct my sight with glasses. And I’ll be reading the latest research on all of this as well and posting it here periodically.

Perhaps it will be useful to someone else.


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